Galleries and Art Sites:

Recent Reviews of Work:

New Haven Independent: Take 5 Show

Dream Life of Color (cyto-Illusions video)

My art is about celebrating our human connection through the use of biomorphic abstraction.

In a world where differences seem to be pulling us apart, it is vital that we recognize our most basic connection. On a biological level, we are all the same. All that is living we are part of and every life structure mimics another. We are echoes of the past regenerating and ever evolving. We each have a unique energy that connects us to each other. We are all structurally made of the same biomorphic mesh. We are all made of beautiful cells.

My images both describe and celebrate the intrinsically beautiful structure of the natural world and the ever-present duality in all things. I invite the viewer to see and feel the world both within us and around us, experiencing the macro and micro-elements common to all.

The Cyto-Illusions™images use multilayered abstractions from pictures including cells, shadows, scientific illustrations, and nature photography. The images are made from life, about life, showing a microscopic world that echoes patterns of the cosmos. The work is brightly colored and uses contour patterns of cells that flow together weaving art with science, and philosophy through the use of biomorphic abstraction.

BIO

Kate received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and a BFA in painting and a BA in art history at Indiana University. She is recognized for her pastels and is featured in Exhibeo Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at Creative Tech week NY, The Lumen Prize global tour at The Auditorium on Broadway NY, Degas Society in New Orleans, New Haven Lawn Club, NEST in Bridgeport CT, Ridgefield Camera Works, Franklin Street Works in Stamford CT, BRAG at the University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport CT, Connecticut Hospice, Creative Arts in New Haven, Yale-Sterling Library, and Art Place in New Haven.

Resume Selected Exhibitions and Publications - includes CytoIllusion™ & Fine Arts

Juried Shows

2018    Artists Who Love Science, BioCT Innovation Commons, Groton CT
2018    How with this Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven CT
2018    Energy and Emotion of Color, Gallery 25 Online
2018    Gestural Journeys, Kate Henderson, New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven CT
2017    The Dream Life of Color, Azoth Gallergy at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford CT
2017    Lumen Prize Global Tour & Creative Tech Week, New Work- Auditorium on Broadway, New York, NY
2016    The Lumen Prize, Global Tour
2016    Design ‘N Gather Finalist, Artaic Mosaics, Las Vegas NV
2016    Creative Technology Expo, Industry City, Brooklyn NY
2015    Beauty of Science, Yale Sterling Library, New Haven CT
2015    Art Comptition.net, Emotion & Energy of Color II
2015    Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine, Abstraction    
2014    Design ‘N Gather Finalist, Artaic Mosaics, Boston MA
2014    Degas Pastel Society, 15th Biennial National Exhibition New Orleans LA
2014    Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine, Landscape in Motion, online
2014    G25N Gallery 25N, Water, The Essence of Life; online, Fishkill NY
2014    Natural Abstraction, Easton Public Library, Easton CT
2014    Art in the Country, Easton Arts Center, Easton CT
2009    2nd Annual Camera Works Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists’, Ridgefield CT
2009    Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society, Waterbury CT
2009    What’s Art got to do with it? Creative arts Workshop, New Haven CT
2009    Cultural Passages, Creative arts Workshop, New Haven CT
2000    Yale Art Place, New Haven CT

Group Shows

2018 City Wide Open Studios, New Haven CT
2018    Take 5, Kehler Liddell, New Haven CT
2017    BRAG at the NEST, Bridgeport, CT
2017    BRAG at the University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2017    Easton Arts Council Photography Show, Easton, CT
2016    Shake and Shuffle, Arts Council, New Haven, CT
2016    Easton Arts Council 20th Anniversary Show, Easton, CT
2016    BRAG at the NEST, Bridgeport, CT
2016    19th Annual Member’s Art Show, Easton Arts Council, Easton CT
2015    Sound and Vision, Institute Library, New Haven CT
2015    18th Annual Member’s Art Show, Easton Arts Council, Easton CT
2014    Franklin Street Works, Collaborative installation for It narrates, Stamford CT
2014    17th Annual Member’s Art Show, Easton Arts Council, Easton CT
2013    City-Wide Open Studios, Armory, New Haven CT
2010    City-Wide Open Studios, Creative Arts, New Haven CT
1990    Creative Arts Faculty Show

Awards

2017    Art in the Country, Easton Arts Center, 2nd Place
2016    The Lumen Prize, short-list winner and global tour, Wales UK
2016    Design N'Gather Competition, Finalist, Las Vegas NV, Bositk & Artiaic  
2015    Beauty of Science, Yale Sterling Library, New Haven CT, Juror’s Award
2015    Art Competion.net: Emotion & Energy of Color II, Honorable Mention
2015    Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine, Honorable Mention (see publications)
2014    G25N Gallery 25N, Water, The Essence of Life; Honorable Mention
2014    Artslant 1st and 4th Showcase Winner
2014    Art in the Country, Easton Arts Center, Honorable Mention
2013    Artslant 8th Showcase Winner
2009    Connecticut Pastel Society: Franklin Alexander Memorial Award
1989    Old Holland Classic Oil Color Prize

Publications

Publications Art:
2018 Squid Ink: Dark Arts II, October 2018
2016   Kate Henderson : Exhibeo Selected Art Reviews and Interviews, Vol 1&2, 2016. JE Raddatz. 
2015   Kate Henderson : Atmospheric Fluidity, Art Exhibeo Magazine, April 29, 2015. JE Raddatz.  
2014   Regenterate: Beautiful Disease, New Haven Arts Council, March 19 2013. Melanie Borinstein. 
Publications Science Illustrations: Cell, Nature, JAMA, Hepatology Review, Pharmacology Reviews, Gasto Today, Pediatric Psychology, Laboratory Investigations, Clinical Reviews, CAP Today.

Education

Albertus Magnus, MBA
Yale University School of Art, MFA Painting and Printmaking
Indiana University, BFA Painting and Printmaking
Indiana University BA Art History